The Early Intervention Program (EIP) is a state-funded instructional program. The purpose of EIP is to serve students in grades K-5 who are at-risk of not reaching or maintaining academic grade level in reading and/or mathematics. Students who have not performed well on local (easyCBM reading screener and i-Ready math diagnostic) and state assessments (Georgia Milestones or Georgia Kindergarten Inventory of Developing Skills) are identified and provided additional instructional resources that should enable them to obtain the necessary academic skills to reach grade level performance in the shortest possible time. Services are provided in a variety of models: a co-teaching model where the EIP teacher comes into the regular classroom to work collaboratively with the other teacher to serve students; a reduced class model where the number of students is lower than other classrooms; and the pull-out model where EIP students work in a small group with the EIP teacher outside of the regular classroom. Parents are notified of services that will be provided for their child. EIP student performance is monitored on an ongoing basis to ensure that students are making progress or to recommend additional support services that may be needed. EIP services are available to eligible students at all Cherokee County Elementary Schools. Please contact your child’s elementary school for more details.